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Silvadene Stasis Ulcers
It is used: Although silvadene is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary. Silvadene actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hubby has 2 small ulcers on mid of leg that have gotten smaller in the last 2 weeks with the use of vitamin a&d gel & silvadene 3%, is this ok to use?
Stasis ulcers: You need to see a clinician, preferably one that specializes in these types of wounds. So long as the diagnosis is confirmed, the treatment is always some form of compression (once the arterial tree is assessed and its safe to compress). Without compression, these wounds will not heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Wound should be debrided of non viable tissue, and appropriate dressing applied to optimize healing and control drainage, and compression hose. If it has been treated for some time, more advanced skin substitutes like apligraf can be used. Vascular studies performed to ensure adequate bloody supply to heal the wound, and an us to assess whether vein ablation will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Venous stasis ulcer: Venous insufficiency presents with varying stages. Stage1=spider veins, 2=varicose veins, 3=edema, 4a= stasis changes(brownish pigmentation), 4b=skin changes(lipodermatosclerosis, atrophie blanche), 5=healed ulcer, 6= active ulcer. With stage 6, active ulcer is the worst case , and fixing the venous insufficiency will help in healing of the ulcer along with compression, local care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Venous Stasis Ulcer: Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease. If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression: The most important treatment to a venous stasis ulcer is compression wrap or hose. The compression of the wrap must sufficient to counterbalance the underlying venous hypertension. The venous hypertension vhtn is the cause of the weeping and ulcer. Vhtn pressure is the result of gravity and faulty valves.Once proper compression is applied weeping and proper wound care is applied weeping will stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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